Is Mad Max done for? George Miller certainly seems done with them.
PageSix caught up with George Miller after Mad Max: Fury Road had a disappointing night at the Golden Globes.
Here’s what he had to say: “I won’t make more ‘Mad Max’ movies. ‘Fury Road’ with Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Riley Keough was forever getting completed. If you finish one in a year, it’s considered a leap of faith. Start, stop, start again. I’ve shot in Australia in a field of wild flowers and flat red earth when it rained heavily forever. We had to wait 18 months and every return to the US was 27 hours. Those ‘Mad Maxes’ take forever. I won’t do those anymore.”
We’ve heard him complain before about how long and arduous a process Fury Road was. We’ve also been led to believe, however, there’d be at least two more Mad Max films starring Tom Hardy in the title role, and maybe even a spin-off with Charlize Theron’s Furiosa as the lead.
Perhaps it was just disappointment that led to Miller’s statement?
This was what he said on the matter back in October: “I want to do a small film without special effects before I do any of that, just to do it quickly. We shot Fury Road for eight months… that’s a lot. Every day in the heat and the dust, doing these stunts, it’s very wearing. We’ve got two more planned, but at some point in the future.”
Maybe this means that the potential sequel scripts will be handed over to another director?
How will Mad Max cope without its original mastermind creator? Will the sequels even go ahead?!
We may never ride historic on the fury road again, and that’s a tragedy!
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